|John Willcox II|
|Birth:|| November 19, 1777|
in Chatham County, North Carolina
|Death:|| January 1, 1852|
in Telfair County, Georgia
|Burial:|| Old Willcox Burreying Ground,|
Rhine, Dodge County, Georgia
|Father:||John Willcox I|
|Marriage:||August 27, 1798 in Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina|
A native of North Carolina, John moved with his family to south central Georgia between 1806 and 1808. He had the unique distinction of seeing 6 of his sons serve in the Georgia state legislature. I beleieve he operated a pole boat at one time. He may have been involved in the Battle of Breakfast Branch, but I know his sons James and Mark (for whom Wilcox County is named) were. His family had a large house which lasted many years after his passing until it was destroyed by a tornado. The Passing of the Pines and Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia include more information about him that I cannot recall. This article will no doubt be significantly improved once I am able to review those volumes.
- Albertson, Martha S. A Willcox Family History 1689-1981. (private printing June 1981)
- Huxford, Folks. Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Volume ?. 1951.
- McDonald, Mary Lou L. and Samuel Jordan Lawson III. The Passing of the Pines: A History of Wilcox County, Georgia, Vols. I-III. Roswell, GA: W. H. Wolfe, 1984.
- The One Planet, One Family File